GUY | May 26, 2023

Guyana celebrates 57th anniversary of Independence

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Today (May 26), the Cooperative Republic of Guyana marks the 57th anniversary since its achieved independence, marking a significant occasion for the South American nation.

Liberating itself from colonial rule nearly six decades ago, the moment symbolises the strength,
resilience, and vibrant cultural heritage of its people.

As the nation rejoices in its journey towards sovereignty, Independence Day serves as a powerful reminder of Guyana’s progress, unity and spirit that defines its identity.

Guyana’s path to independence began in 1966, when it gained its independence from the United
Kingdom and subsequently became a republic in 1970. Guyana embraced self-governance, marking a pivotal moment in its history. This day commemorates this milestone, highlighting the struggles and
sacrifices made by the Guyanese people in their pursuit of freedom.

The national flag signifies the birth of an independent country, evoking a sense of unity and solidarity among Guyanese at home and abroad.

As a founding member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Guyana is the only country in South America with English as the official language.

Guyana is embracing the future with optimism and determination as they continue to develop and
harness its vast resources, highlighting opportunities for growth and investment, and fostering a
collective commitment to build a prosperous nation for generations to come.


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